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  • USA First Edition
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Released January 1, 1958

£250.00

Cornell Woolrich's first novel out of the mystery field is a series of tricky to sketchy situational incidents which share in common Room 923 in the St. Anselm Hotel. New in 1896, when it is first opened, a bridal couple are among its first occupants- the groom to disappear into the night, a murder victim; in 1917, a soldier who has just enlisted engages the room, marries the girl he meets there, and arranges a postwar rendezvous with her only to meet again with constraint and decide- with relief- to end their marriage; in 1924, a gangster who has many enemies to fear faces an unsuspected nemesis in the mother who repudiates him; in 1929, a ""Mr. Smith"", a stock market casualty, decides to end his life but finds the way to a new one; and at the close, the young girl who had stayed there on her incompleted wedding night returns to the hotel- now a very old lady- to die..... Classed as ""an entertainment"", this- while facile diversion- is no more than that.

Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in the original binding. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with some minor wear to the spine.


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Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich was an American novelist and short story writer who sometimes wrote using the pseudonyms William Irish and George Hopley.

Most of Woolrich's books are out of print, and new editions have not come out because of estate issues. However, new collections of his short stories were issued in the early 1990s.

Woolrich died leaving fragments of an unfinished novel, titled The Loser; fragments have been published separately and also collected in Tonight, Somewhere in New York.

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in the original binding. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with some minor wear to the spine.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.